20-Minute Black Bean Burgers

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20-Minute Black Bean BurgersRecipe

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas


Try using half of a spare whole-grain hamburger bun in place of the bread slice. These burgers also work with any other canned bean variety. Pile it high with red onion, creamy avocado, and a juicy tomato slice.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 patty)


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1 (1-oz.) slice whole-grain bread, toasted and torn into pieces
1/4 cup grated onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 (15-oz.) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 large egg, lightly beaten
4 teaspoons olive oil


Active: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

1. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 5 times. Transfer to a bowl.

2. Combine onion, garlic, juice, cumin, salt, rind, and beans in processor; pulse 4 to 5 times. Add bean mixture, walnuts, hot sauce, and egg to crumbs; stir well. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 3/4-inch-thick patty.

3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; reduce heat to medium, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned.

Created date

August 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 230
Fat 12.4 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 5.4 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 428 mg
Calcium 86 mg
Sugars 1 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g